Woody Sez: “Union night” in the West End
Woody Sez is a fantastic musical stage show now running in London’s Arts Theatre in the West End. It tells the story of American folk and protest legend Woody Guthrie, through dozens of his songs. Relying on the musical skills and enthusiasm of just four cast members, it crams in a huge amount of US social history. His experiences amongst people being pushed to the margins in an economic storm have a strong resonance as we face the implications of the current government’s plans for fast and deep public spending cuts.
It’s only running for another few weeks, but the producers have just announced a special “union night” on Monday 21 March, to offer discounted tickets to trades unionists from the TUC’s Southern and Eastern region. For that one performance, tickets will be reduced to £12 if you give the code “SERTUC”, either by ringing the box office on 0203 174 0960, or when booking online at www.woodysez.co.uk
And if you can’t make that, they’re offering another discount offer on the evening of the March for the Alternative, 26 March, when tickets are reduced to £20.
I was lucky enough to see it myself back in January, and have heard from a number of other trades unionists who’ve seen the show since – All agree with me that it’s a great performance and a great inspiration – Catch it if you can!